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Meghalaya may set up Homoeopathic Medical College


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The Govt of Meghalaya is examining the proposal to set-up a Homoeopathic Medical College in the State. This, along with a host of other steps, is tailored to give a boost to the propagation of Homoeopathy in Meghalaya.

This was stated by the Meghalaya Speaker, Mr E K Mawlong, inaugurating the first Meghalaya State Homoeopathic Conference here on April 21.

Among other steps being considered presently include, setting up of a 30-bedded Homoeopathic hospital and registration of the bonafide practitioners.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr D D Lapang, Minister for Home etc., said that the national programme of “Health for all by 2000 AD” cannot be implemented without the active participation of the Homoeopaths. He said that this medical science had tremendous scope in the hill areas of Meghalaya.

Mr Prethington Sangma, Minister for Animal Husbandry and Veterinary observed that the efficacy of Homeopathy should be spread through a sustained publicity campaign in the backward tribal areas.

Dr F A Khonglam, Minister for Industries etc., who is the chairman of the reception committee, welcomed the delegates and the members of the National Executive Committee of the HMAI.

The Director of Health Service, Dr E. Lyngdoh, said that the State Govt had already set up a Homoeopathic Board to look after its interest. It would initiate such steps which would help the spread of the science.

Earlier, the President of the Meghalaya branch of the HMAI, Dr Hain Manik Syiem, called upon the State Govt to create a separate cell for Homoeopathy.

Dr P Mazumder, Secretary General of the HMAI stated that the Union Finance Minister, Mr Pranap Mukherjee, had assured him that during the 7th Plan period States would be allotted bigger funds especially for homoeopathy. He thanked the Govt of Meghalaya for its assistance to the cause of Homoeopathy.

Dr Subhas Dey, General Secretary of the State HMAI, offered a formal vote of thanks.

A scientific seminar was held on this occasion on “Homoeopathy and asthma”. A number of prominent doctor took part.


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